ERIC Number: EJ1021004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Parental Support for Language Development during Joint Book Reading for Young Children with Hearing Loss
DesJardin, Jean L.; Doll, Emily R.; Stika, Carren J.; Eisenberg, Laurie S.; Johnson, Karen J.; Ganguly, Dianne Hammes; Colson, Bethany G.; Henning, Shirley C.
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v35 n3 p167-181 May 2014
Parent and child joint book reading (JBR) characteristics and parent facilitative language techniques (FLTs) were investigated in two groups of parents and their young children; children with normal hearing (NH; "n" = 60) and children with hearing loss (HL; "n" = 45). Parent-child dyads were videotaped during JBR interactions, and parent and child behaviors were coded for specific JBR behaviors using a scale developed for this study. Children's oral language skills were assessed using the "Preschool Language Scale-4" (PLS-4). Parents of children with HL scored higher on two of the four subscales of JBR: Literacy Strategies and Teacher Techniques. Parents of children with NH utilized higher level FLTs with their children who had higher language skills. Higher level FLTs were positively related to children's oral language abilities. Implications are discussed for professionals who work with families of very young children with HL.
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Hearing Impairments, Comparative Analysis, Parents, Young Children, Video Technology, Interaction, Coding, Oral Language, Language Skills, Deafness, Child Development, Individual Characteristics, Picture Books, Questionnaires, Participation, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Longitudinal Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Preschool Language Scale
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